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Near Garards Fort in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rev. John Corbley

(1733 - 1803)

 
 
Rev John Corbley Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2000
1. Rev John Corbley Marker
Inscription. A noted Baptist minister serving area congregations, Corbley was among some 150 men arrested by federal troops on the “Dreadful Night" of November 13, 1794. A vocal opponent of the excise tax on whiskey, he was the area’s best known participant in the Whiskey Rebellion and was seen as a threat by the Federalists. Imprisoned for a time in Philadelphia, Corbley returned here and remained active in the ministry.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Whiskey Rebellion marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.841′ N, 80° 1.335′ W. Marker is near Garards Fort, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Garards Fort Road (Pennsylvania Route 2011) and John Corbley Road, on the left when traveling west on Garards Fort Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Garards Fort PA 15334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garard's Fort (approx. half a mile away); Greene County Coal Miners Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Preserving the 1910 Landscape (approx. 5.5 miles
Rev John Corbley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
2. Rev John Corbley Marker
away); Monongahela River (approx. 5.5 miles away); Friendship Hill (approx. 5.5 miles away); Site of First Court in Greene County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Glassworks (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Glassworks (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Rev. John Corbley - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. John Corbly at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Garard/The Corbly Massacre Stone marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
3. Fort Garard/The Corbly Massacre Stone marker
Fort Garard
Built about 1774, East of this
marker, 180 rods.
The Corbly Massacre took place
49 rods north, May 10, 1782.
Erected by
John Corbly Chapter, D.A.R.
1923
Rev John Corbley Family Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
4. Rev John Corbley Family Monument
(Memorial is located in Garard's Fort Cemetery)
In Remembrance of
Rev John Corbly and Family
Patriot Soldier Legislator Draftsman Minister
Born Feb 23, 1733 near London, England
Died June 9, 1803, Garard's Fort, PA
Emigrated to Philadelphia - 1747
Moved to Virginia - 1751
Tutored and converted by Rev. John Garard
Settled in western PA Garard's Fort.
Established Goshen Baptist Church on this site
And 30 other churches in VA, PA and KY.
Rev John Corbley Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
5. Rev John Corbley Massacre Marker
This marker is located at the rear of Garard's Fort Cemetery
To Symbolize the Tragic
Massacre of the John Corbly
Family on this approximate
site on Sunday Morning
May 10, 1782<\center>
Rev John Corbley Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
6. Rev John Corbley Massacre Marker
Showing marker and surroundings
Garard's Fort Cemetery and Corbly Monument sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
7. Garard's Fort Cemetery and Corbly Monument sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dan Keeling of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Dan Keeling of Lafayette, Louisiana.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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